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should i go to the doctor if i have a broken blood vessel in my eye

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
In or on surface?: If it is on the surface (you can see it in the mirror) it is most likely not a problem. Occasionally blood vessels break on the surface (called sub-c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
67 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes,: See an eye doctor. Perhaps it could be excised.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Coughed or sneezed?: At times, a forceful sneeze or cough can rupture a blood vessel under membrance of the eye--conjuntiva. It is rather common and often causes no pain, ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Three years!!!!!!'!!: If it's simply, a broken capillary (small vessel) in the underside of the covering layer of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage), it is not serious a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Usually not: This is usually not a serious issue but you may want to have your blood numbers checked.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Probably not related: I don't know how a headache could have caused a bleed on the surface of the eye, unless you had vomiting with the headache. The broken blood vessel is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
See dr ASAP!: Photophobia (severe light sensitivity) means there could be a problem within the iris, the colored part of the eye, where the tiny muscles are that op ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No problem: Regardless of where the broken blood vessel is, whether it is on the whites of your eyes, or inside your eye on the retina, it is safe to go swimming.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
With time and...: ...Patience. Once a vessel breaks, it heals almost immediately. Unfortunately, the blood that leaked out can stay in place for up to 2 weeks. Nothi ... Read More
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